White Hart Lane boss set for busy day.
Tottenham Hotspur are planning a deadline day transfer bid for Marko Marin, Werder Bremen’s German international midfielder.
Whether Tottenham make a formal offer, in excess of £10 million, is conditional on the club first being able to move on several fringe players such as Roman Pavlyuchenko, who has the chance to return to Russia, and Vedran Corluka, who is on the verge of joining Bayer Leverkusen on loan.
TOTTENHAM will make a last-gasp double deadline- day bid for Blackburn’s Christopher Samba and Junior Hoilett.
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Spurs are ready to make a deadline-day swoop for Wigan’s Colombian striker, who is available as he will be out of contract at the end of the season and is refusing to sign a new deal.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Transfer deadline days are always busy affairs for Harry Redknapp, the White Hart Lane boss being well known for his use of the transfer window, but even this would require a great deal of planning. Trying to complete four deals in a single day can be a bureaucratic nightmare and one wonders if a side, with a huge squad, needs to invest in new additions when they sit in third spot in the Premier League table and are arguably the only realistic competition for Man City and Man United for the domestic title.
Tottenham have long been linked with Blackburn Rovers pair Hoilett and Samba but one wonders if Steve Kean would be willing to sell any of his players given the relegation battle they face in the coming months.
The same is true of Roberto Martinez who could well do with keeping Hugo Rodallega. The Colombian may have managed only two goals thus far this season but the 26 year old did finish as the club’s top scorer for the past two seasons and may well be a very useful weapon as the Latics look to conduct another great escape.
Winger Marko Marin may not also be a hugely urgent capture. Redknapp has the ultra talented Gareth Bale on the left and speed merchant Aaron Lennon on the right. As back up wide-men he has the likes of Niko Kranjcar, Steven Pienaar and a host of up and coming youthful options, so perhaps in that area the North London club are covered until at least the end of the season.
Redknapp has a fairly huge squad and chairman Daniel Levy may well instruct the White Hart Lane boss to sell first before he brings in any more squad additions.